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2nd International Building & Fire Safety Expo

After the success of thephoto first Expo in February, the Alliance was excited to bring garment industry leaders together again with international safety equipment vendors for the 2nd International Building & Fire Safety Expo from December 7-9. As testament to the growing interest in building and fire safety in Bangladesh, participation in this Expo was more than double that of the first, with nearly 10,000 participants over the three days (and approximately 4,000 unique registrations). This gathering at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka amounts to the largest gathering of fire and safety equipment vendors, factory representatives and other stakeholders in Bangladesh’s history – and comes at a critical time, when garment factories are searching for certified products and have questions on everything from procurement to installation to maintenance. (more…)

Ready for the Challenges Ahead

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As the Alliance team has been busy preparing for the 2nd International Building & Fire Safety Expo, launching a training for security guards, and meeting with factories on how to remediate issues found through safety inspections, few are aware that we’re also about to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Alliance Dhaka office. We opened the office with six staff on December 9, 2013. Just one year later, our team has grown to a team of over 40 and we’ve doubled the size of the office – testament to both the work we’ve accomplished over the last 12 months and the work that still lies ahead. (more…)